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Old 07-31-2020, 01:26 PM
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Grandma’sgirl
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Join Date: Mar 2020
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Default Greeting, fellow quilters

I just wanted to let you know that I truly appreciate this site and am thankful that I can join. I accidentally stumbled across it while researching vintage machines. I was just amazed that there was a community of sewers and quilters as fascinated with vintage machines as I was. I have learned so much!

Unfortunately, I am a wee bit technologically challenged, so it has taken me some time to figure out how to navigate. I have just been stumbling around. However, you guys are so patient and have even given me tips on how to post pictures. I can not thank you enough.

i have grown up loving quilts. My grandmother, who lived to 108 and 1/2, taught me so much about quilting. I grew up hearing about the individuals who had made her the stack of wedding quilts she received. She taught me the names of quilt blocks, the history of the individual block patterns, and the people who had made them. She told me how her mother, who had made her the wool log cabin quilt, was born in a soddie on the prairie and how her mother’s family treated their log cabin, as well. She explained the significance of the little red square, being the fire, in the middle of each log cabin. There were two Victorian era quilts, the churn dash, drunkards path, Grandmother’s flower garden, and so many more. They carried the stories of the depression, the great wars, and my family history.

Needless to say, I fell in love with quilting. I loved the old machines!

Unfortunately, I have not had nearly the time to pursue this as I wish! Life and family obligations are real things. But I am finally getting to a place where my little machine is starting to purr a great deal more.

i live in Western Canada, but lived with my Grandmother in the mid-west when I was younger. While I adore the mountains and the beautiful countryside that I currently live in, I miss the oaks, maples, and rolling hills around her house. Quilting puts me back there! Needles to say, I love the country.

I was delighted to stumble across this site which is uplifting and encouraging. I have already leaned so much more from you guys.

Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and hard work, here. What a blessing to be able to learn and share. Stay safe!

Sincerely,

Grandma’s girl

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